Posts Tagged ‘video’

Age Of Conan: Unchained Impresses With Trailer. That’s All.

Conan the Cimmerian

Conan, a sensitive and often misunderstood individual

So apparently the free-2-play version of Age of Conan arrives tomorrow and is called, wittily enough, Unchained. Get it? No chains… free… Nope? Never mind. Anyway, call me a sucker for soft metal music, dramatic voice overs and well edited and cut together footage but the launch trailer is rather impressive. As can be seen below.

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WoW On The iPad

I saw an article over on Massively last month about an app called everyAir which lets you stream WoW from your computer onto your iPad and thought it looked pretty interesting. Although I figured it was worth a blog article back then I never got round to it and just jotted a note down about it in my little black book of blog ideas instead. A few days ago though the developers of it sent me an email so, considering I easily succumb to peer pressure, I’ve necromanced my decaying word monkeys on the subject and brought you this juicy article.

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DC Universe Online – Looking Good

Aside from MMOs my other great passion has always been comic books (DC, Marvel, indie, you name it) and although you would’ve thought comic based MMOs were my ultimate fantasy I’ve always actually been rather skeptical of them. I played City of Heroes and Champions Online when they first came out but never thought much of them (even though by all accounts CoX has shaped up into a fun game) and for some reason I’ve just always had an inherent dislike to the mixing of the two together as I never felt that the core concepts of what would make a good comic book video game could exist in the MMO genre. Simply put, comic book MMOs plain don’t work.

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Warhammer 40K Trailer Impressions

Me like. Yeah, I know, it’s only a trailer but still, me like.

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The Best Of The Rest: Gentleman Rhymer Edition

Rapping in the UK has come a long way

Rapping in the UK has come a long way

I can’t believe how quicky the last week has passed. Is it just me or are the days flying by faster than ever? I didn’t manage to accomplish much apart from develop a rather slightly scary obsession with a British rapper called Mr B. Don’t worry, I haven’t started stalking him. Yet.

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Do You Get Teased For Playing MMORPGs?

My brother’s colleagues at work found out he started playing World of Warcraft and sent him this video to tease him:

The strangest thing of it all is that he (my brother, not the guy in the video) is a hardcore programmer (it’s only real programming if you have to use pointers) for a hardcore programming company and yet they all still think playing WoW is geeky enough to warrant picking on him for it.

Ironically enough I work for a hip and trendy digital agency and no one has ever mocked me for playing a MMORPG (albeit I did hide my secret shame from them all for several years). Of course this probably has something to do with the fact that the Managing Director of the company used to play it.

Have you ever been teased for playing a MMO?


Evercracked!

Can’t believe I missed this one. Back in June, SOE released a documentary detailing the history and production behind Everquest, one of the “first generation” of MMORPGs and perhaps the most nostalgic for me, to celebrate it’s 10th anniversary. They showed it at the Fan Faire in Las Vegas and it looks fun and very interesting but unfortunately I haven’t been able to see it as I can’t find it anywhere. It’s available on DVD as part of the Everquest 2 Sentinel’s Fate Collector’s Edition which, to me anyway, actually makes it quite an attractive purchase. I haven’t found anywhere in the UK that’s selling the Collector’s Edition yet so we’ll just need to wait and see how it pans out come February.

Anyway, here’s the trailer from YouTube.

P.S. The official Evercracked site which was down yesterday now redirects to IGN Video showing the first 10 minutes of the documentary.